Exiled Director Roman Polanski Wants To Return To The U.S. To Settle 1977 Child Rape Case

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Exiled director Roman Polanski is ready to return stateside to settle that controversial child rape case from 1977.

In case you need a refresher, the Oscar winning filmmaker fled to Europe after pleading guilty to U.S. charges for having sex with a 13-year-old girl at Jack Nicholson‘s home in 1977.

At the time, Polanski made a plea deal with the now-deceased judge Laurence Rittenband to spend 48 days at Chino State Prison… and after he was released after serving 42 of those 48 days, Rittenband had a change of heart and ordered Polanski to spend up to 50 years behind bars.

Cue Polanski packing his bags and fleeing to Europe as a fugitive.

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In 2009, the Chinatown director was captured in Switzerland and spent 334 more days in custody while U.S. authorities unsuccessfully attempted to extradite him.

Now, TMZ reports the 83-year-old’s attorney Harland Braun wants U.S. courts to honor the original plea deal and unseal secret testimony that proves the agreement so that his client can travel freely around the world.

By finally putting this case to rest, Polanski hopes to be able to visit his late wife and Manson murder victim Sharon Tate‘s gravesite in Culver City, and also his daughter in London.

The outlet also says the victim — who is now in her 50s — has asked the courts to close the case without more jail time for Polanski.

We’ll keep you updated as we hear if Roman will be able to enter the States to resolve this decades-long case.

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Feb 16, 2017 11:34am PDT

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